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Bestselling Author And Columnist Carl Hiaasen Returns With Another Hysterical Mystery For Kids Set In Florida S EvergladesBunny Starch, The Most Feared Biology Teacher Ever, Is Missing She Disappeared After A School Field Trip To Black Vine Swamp And, To Be Honest, The Kids In Her Class Are RelievedBut When The Principal Tries To Tell The Students That Mrs Starch Has Been Called Away On A Family Emergency, Nick And Marta Just Don T Buy It No, They Figure The Class Delinquent, Smoke, Has Something To Do With Her DisappearanceAnd He Does But Not In The Way They Think There S A Lot Going On In Black Vine Swamp Than Any One Player In This Twisted Tale Can See And Nick And Marta Will Have To Reckon With An Eccentric Eco Avenger, A Stuffed Rat Named Chelsea, A Wannabe Texas Oilman, A Singing Substitute Teacher, And A Ticked Off Florida Panther Before They Really Begin To See The Big PictureThat S Life In The Swamp, Kids


10 thoughts on “Scat

  1. says:

    Carl Hiaasen s books for young readers remain some of my son s personal favorites, so I am slowly but surely getting through them myself I love how Mr Hiaasen brings awareness of preventable man made environmental concerns to our up and coming generation He empowers his young readers with the perspective that adults are not beyond accountability and it is up to all of us to protect our earth and its vulnerable inhabitants Scat is a young reader mystery with a strong dose of action and humor Even though I personally didn t find it immensely entertaining likely due to the targeted age group , I immediately saw the appeal What kid wouldn t enjoy reading a story about the school s most feared teacher going missing during an out of control field trip I d highly recommend Carl Hiaasen s novels for young readers if you are ever searching for gift ideas or reading material for youths in fifth grade through middle school His collection for young audiences includes the following standalone novels as of October 2015 My favorite quote There s no shame in being smart As with Hiassen s other books, I kind of fell in love with the featured endangered animal So in honor of my favorite characters, enjoy these images I found of the Florida panther.


  2. says:

    Just think your my age and you and your class goes on a fieldtrip to a river and a something strange breaks out and u have no idea what to do and don t forget your just 12 13.And that strange thing was a fire broke out and something even worse happens a student has been separated from the class What would you do And Ms Starch is a ghastly teacher All of the other kids loathe when she doesn t return from a field trip to the Black Vine Swamp, questions arise Is she really dealing with a family emergency like the authorities are saying Is she missing Does the class bully and outcast have something to do with her leave of absence disappearance Nick and Marta become determined to uncover the truth This alone makes a great plot for a story, but I ve only told you about half of the story The other half or the real message, if I may involves political matters endangered species the Florida panther plays a large part in the story , animal cruelty, the human race, and even a gentle reminder to just say no to drugs and alcohol.


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    I was looking for a light read, a young adult mystery story I should have picked up one of my Nancy Drew or Hardy Boy books, but hey, this book was under 2 on kindle, and kindle is easier for me to read Also I liked how it was described Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved My first thoughts when listening to her bullying Duane, a young boy in her class, was, No teacher does this No teacher makes fun of a boy in class She told him to write a 500 page essay on zits because he was picking at one of his zits, among other things, like not having read his lesson.Then I thought back to my own youth, to a teacher named Miss Van Brunt, my 5th grade teacher I remembered how she once said to one of the boys in our class, What you need is this and she slapped her own face At that moment I thought her rather crazy, and I didn t even know what crazy really meant Later, she actually hit him across the face with a book I kept thinking that the boy was Hap Lewis, so I called my friend Mary who I had ran around with since 3rd grade Mary said that she had been in her class too It was Hap Lewis, a boy whose Spin the Bottle party I had been invited to for some odd reason When the lights went out he found me and kissed me on my eye lid I was embarrassed Hap Lewis still lives in Paso Robles, Ca and owns, I think, an auto parts store I always liked him as a person, but I don t recall why Miss Van Brunt didn t My friend Mary said that one day Miss Van Brunt grabbed him by his shirt and pulled him out of his seat, and another day she pulled his hair She went beyond bullying I also remember her for the songs that she taught us, songs that I felt stupid then and still do The sub teach that took over Mrs Starch s place sang strange songs I think maybe Van Brunt s were patriotic songs of some sort because the only one I recall was patriotic I still recall the tune and these words to it Oh, why oh why oh, did I ever leave Ohio I wished that wherever she was from that she would have gone back there.And I recall being embarrassed when she gave me some used clothes because we were poor It was a white slip, and I wondered if she thought that I should wear it as a skirt I never wore it This was the year that I was told that I could no longer wear Levis to school I had to wear dresses God, I hated that, but by the time I reached high school, I made my own dresses and had so many that I can t believe it even now, and shoes I could babysit for 5 a weekend and buy either fabric for a dress or a new pair of shoes.And so back to this book It started out pretty interesting, as I was listening to her rants and wondering why no one thought to fire her And then she took the kids of a day trip to the swamp somewhere in Florida Swamps fascinate me, but I won t go off down memory lane again Then a fire broke out, and Mrs What s Her Face, oh, yes, Mrs Starch, gets the kids turned around to go back to the bus, and then one of the students has lost her inhaler, so Mrs Starch goes back to look for it and never returns Now we have fine makings of a good mystery But the mystery takes too many turns, so many that it felt like they were fillers Nick, one of the main characters, has a dad that is returning from the Iraq war who lost an arm, so Nick wants to see what that is like and tapes his arm to his body so he can t use it By now I am bored and see that I have 7 or 8 hours of reading I put the book down, but then the next day I picked it up I want to know what happened to Mrs Starch I skimmed again.Nick and his friend Maria decide to go to Mrs Starch s house Mrs I question that Was she really a Mrs I don t recall, and I only bring it up because I can t imagine her being married, or at least not for long Anyway, they go to her house, find the key under a planter, go inside, and begin looking around I am interested in the book again They find taxidermies All kinds of animals Stange I wanted to be a taxidermist when I was a kid I even wired the bones of a rabbit together in my high school biology class, one that had died Now I am against killing animals But the book picked up, and then after that it fell flat again as it began going off on another tangent Bad men in the swamp And poor Duane was being accused of setting fire to the swamp and causing Mrs Starch to disappear This kid, much like Hap Lewis just couldn t keep out of trouble Hap Lewis, I understand still had teachers jumping all over him in high school I still liked the kid After all he was my neighbor who kissed me on the eye lid.


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    Ahoy there me mateys This was another audiobook that I picked up because of a cat on the cover.I am so glad I did Nick and Marta are in a biology class taught by the dreaded Bunny Starch She is feared by students and teachers alike The class goes on a field trip to the Black Vine Swamp A fire breaks out and the kids are evacuated but Bunny Starch doesn t come out Who started the fire Where is their teacher Is she dead or alive Nick and Marta have to find out or an innocent student might end up behind bars This book was so funny and clever The narration by Edward Asner was fabulous The story has multiple viewpoints from the crazy people involved with the school and the case The principal, the substitute teacher, and Smoke s dad were me favourites I personally enjoyed the first half of the book best Once the mystery is solved, the story then becomes about protecting the environment and how to stop the bad guys It wasn t bad at all It is just that in the first half, I had no idea where the plot was going to go And that was fun It was a fantastic introduction to the author s work and I will be reading other novels by him Apparently he has 3 other books in this series And a non fiction book that makes golf sound interesting Can t wait.Side note The First Mate told me that Carl Hiaasen is an award winning journalist I didn t know that The First Mate didn t know that he wrote novels Arrr Check out me other reviews at


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    Imagine you re about 12 13 years old going on a field trip to a swamp with a scary teacher that no one really likes when a fire breaks out and she goes missing Would you try and figure out what happened Well two of her students, Marta and Nick, start to get curious about the whole situation and go to their teachers house Once they get there, they break in and get caught by a man named Twilly They end up going threw alot for their teacher, and while all of this is happening some rich greedy men are in the swamp illegally stealing gas to get money Twilly goes threw a lot to try and stop them The only thing i didn t like about the book is how much it changes scenes and leaves you hanging at an important part, but other then that I would recommend it to anyone.


  6. says:

    Carl Hiaasen Is A Great Author I if You Like Hoot Or Flush You Would Love This, This Book Is Great For Young Older People The Scene Is Florida Like Always The Characters Are Nick, Mrs.Strach, and Willy Smoke etc The Story Is Adventures At The Beginning You Might THINK You Know The Ending But You Are Going To Be Shocked At The Ending Like I Was The Ending Is Always Great Hope You Take My Advice And READ SCAT c


  7. says:

    Carl Hiaasen has written another good environmental book My only complaint is that it every book seems to follow the same pattern The main character is some kid who accidentally gets involved in some issue and helps another person whose idea of saving the environment is pulling pranks on those who are committing environmental crime This person is always elusive, dangerous and never wants credit It was pretty good in general though.


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    My daughter and I read this book together It was funny, suspenseful, we laughed and hoped and worried It is so great to find a good mystery book for her age group Not too scary, not too childish, that s a tough area to hit successfully.One of the best characters is Ms Starch, the horrible teacher that everyone hates that reminds each of us at least one teacher that we knew The students have many speculations and myths about her, and some are even true When she disappears in the Black Vine Swamp, even the students that hated her the most are just a bit worried, they didn t want her to be harmed, just no to be their teacher Maybe behind her scary teacher self there is a real human being The rest of the characters are also colorful and interesting I promise laughing out loud throughout I loved the environmental aspects that Hiaasen A story that includes nature, endangered animals, bad guys, good guys, worrying about parents parents that leave, with good reason or not , with friendships My daughter was protesting every night when we needed to stop The changing scenes made it easy for me to stop, but made her complain about staying on a cliff hanger Highly entertaining, highly recommended 4 stars.


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    Imagine you are on a field trip and you are having a great time, but all of the sudden you hear shots and a loud screeching that pierces your ear A massive wildfire breaks out While everyone is loading back onto the buses, your teacher goes back into the swamp to get a student s inhaler, not knowing that she wouldn t be coming out This was happening to Nick Waters, a student from Truman School He was already having trouble at home, his father was in Iraq and he hadn t heard from him in a few days When he does finally get in contact with his father, he gets the shock of his life Nick and his friend, Marta, go on a search to find out what started the fire, what he had caught on his video camera the day of the fire, and where Mrs Starch his teacher might be If you want to find out the answers to these questions, you need to read SCAT What I learned from this book is that environment is important that money and riches This is a fast paced and very entertaining book I highly encourage you to read this book I hope you will give it a try


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    I enjoyed SCAT as I did the first two of Hiassen s kid books and I m sure kids are going to enjoy it too Florida, school story, spunky kids, endangered animals even , a baby endangered animal , creepy bad guys who deserve all they get, moving parents a very nice package indeed I m a fan of Hiaasen s adult books and feel he is now getting and into the groove of writing for children as distinct from writing for adults I liked FLUSH better than HOOT and like SCAT about the same as FLUSH With each book I find that he is settled into a children s book vernacular I remember thinking when reading HOOT that since he couldn t use the language and sexual humor of his adult books he was using scatological jokes instead and found some of them a bit tedious FlUSH had a plot involving poop that title tells it all , but I remember feeling it was pulled together and he seemed to have less need to reach low as often humor wise Hiassen always has cartoony bad guys who deserve what they get The ones in his kid books seem similar to those in his adult books thugs, idiots, and wise guys with no redeeming qualities so you can comfortably be happy when they get what they deserve Most satisfying I haven t found that changing that much from book to book although I feel as if some of the painful stuff was offstage for this one A bad guy is thrown from his horse, but we don t see it just see him after the fact As for the good adults, I definitely think he is getting better at giving us some well rounded believable good adults In this one there is Nick s father who is deployed to Iraq before the story begins Nick and his mother s worry when there are no emails from his dad over a couple of days is extremely well presented And there is also a teacher who turns out to be a Mrs Granger sort a la Andrew Clements FRINDLE Nice.I ve been back and forth about giving this three or four stars It feels a bit ephemeral, but I m willing to believe that it won t be for a child reader, that it will be transformational for a younger naive reader than cynical ol me.